Compass Rose by Joan Forgione

Compass Rose

Knitting
October 2016
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 8 - 5.0 mm
155 yards (142 m)
20 (22)" / 51 (56)cm cap or slouch
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Find your direction with Compass Rose, a whimsical cap or slouch to keep you stylishly on course. With a snug, ribbed brim and stranded colorwork, plotting your path was never more fun.

Each of the four cardinal directions (N-S-E-W) line the base of the cap, finished off with a series of β€œroses.”

Skills Used:
β€’ knitting in the round
β€’ stranded colorwork
β€’ decreasing

Yarn:
β€’ 85 yds / 78m (MC) worsted weight yarn
β€’ 70 yds / 65m (CC) worsted weight yarn

β€’ Purple cap shown in Brooklyn Tweed SHELTER, Postcard (MC) and Homemade Jam (CC)
β€’ Rust slouch shown in Quince & Co. Owl, Russet (MC) and Chamomile (CC)


Needles & Notions:
β€’ US 6 (4mm) needles* 

β€’ US 8 (5mm) needles*
β€’ Set of US 8 (5mm) double-pointed needles (if using shorter circular needle) 

β€’ stitch marker (1)
β€’ tapestry needle
β€’ pom pom (optional)


* Set of double-pointed or 16” (40cm) circular or 32” (80cm) circular needles for working magic loop, as preferred, to work in the round.

Tech edited by Eleanor Dixon.